Statue of Liberty - Tour like a Local

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Jerry

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

First, we'll meet in the historic Castle Clinton- a military installation built for the War of 1812. Then the tour will go to the Statue of Liberty where we have the privilege of going inside, through the museum, (SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, NOT CURRENTLY OPEN: and then all the way up her pedestal to the observation deck), home to some of the most beautiful and certainly fullest view, including Jersey City, Manhattan Skyline, Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, just to name a few. The boat then heads to Ellis Island where you can get chills from walking the same steps as 12 million immigrants did nearly a century ago. This part will be with National Park Ranger Guided tours, and movies are offered for free every 30 mins!
Other things to note
REACH OUT IF THE DATE YOU WANT IS BOOKED! We take care of everything. All you need to do is show up. With that said, Castle Clinton is a little hard to find so give yourself wiggle room!
First, we'll meet in the historic Castle Clinton- a military installation built for the War of 1812. Then the tour will go to the Statue of Liberty where we have the privilege of going inside, through the museum, (SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, NOT CURRENTLY OPEN: and then all the way up her pedestal to the observation deck), home to some of the most beautiful and certainly fullest view, including Jersey City, Manhattan Skyline, Freedom Tower, Em…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Ferry and Entrance

Meet your Host, Jerry

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 179 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Through high school, I worked at the ferry company for Liberty and Ellis Island, just like my mother and all of her siblings and cousins, and just like all of their parents. The difference? I chose to stay. But not working at the ferry company. I wanted to give amazing tour experiences because it felt like I knew everything possible about the Statue and Ellis. Not just the history, but even how the islands work today and how to make the most of your time here. And so I decided to share it with the masses. Your guide could also be one of my friends that have spent a ton of time with the Lady in the harbor like Chris and Kaylin.
Through high school, I worked at the ferry company for Liberty and Ellis Island, just like my mother and all of her siblings and cousins, and just like all of their parents. The difference? I chose to stay. But not working at the ferry company. I wanted to give amazing tour experiences because it felt like I knew everything possible about the Statue and Ellis. Not just the history, but even how the islands work today and how to make the most of your time here. And so I decided to share it with t…
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Where you'll be

The inside of the Statue is very limited and often sold out for weeks, but our tours always get inside! We will see the original torch of the Statue of Liberty and then when we go to the top of the pedestal, there is a spot where you can look up and see all of the inside of Lady Liberty!

Rated 4.64 out of 5 from 179 reviews.

Ada
October 2021
It was efficient easy smooth, Jerry is great at telling us stories of the history behind Lady Liberty and he is great at taking pictures! Thanks again!
Martha
September 2021
Jerry was a awesome guide, he made us feel welcomed. He knew where to go and stand for the best pictures!! He was kind enough to take the time to answer any questions we had. Most importantly he explained everything in such details thank you Jerry
Christine
August 2021
Great tour with Danielle. The other group cancelled so ended up as a private tour for me and my two boys which was a nice surprise. Danielle was great. Easy to meet up, and great overview of what to expect on the tour. Great tips for where to stand on the ferry for the best pics and how to beat the crowds to get off the ferry. Lots of details of history of statue and even got us pedestal passes. She took lots of pictures of us which I appreciated. Great personalized tour! Thank you!
Allison
August 2021
Tour was perfect for our family of 4. We went with our 6 and 8 year old and they loved every minute of it. This is the way to see the Statue of Liberty!
Kate
June 2021
Our tour guide was Jerry and he was excellent! He knows so much about the real history of how the Statue of Liberty came to be and it was fascinating. Perfect length of of time and he was very personable. Highly recommend.
Lilian
February 2020
We waren met een collega van Jerry, Terry. Hij was heel vriendelijk en wist heel veel te vertellen over de geschiedenis en ontstaan van Liberty Statue. We zijn blij dat we deze trip hebben geboekt. Het is een echte aanrader.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

    What to bring

    Water in plastic bottle if hot
    Gratuity for your Student Tour guide

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.